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Awie Grobbelaar
Awie Grobbelaar

Dodge chev and ford should visit BMW's engine department. They know how to do it perfectly.

Mike Therrien
Mike Therrien

Show me some other company with vehicles with over 1,000,000 miles on them.

Todd Barbian
Todd Barbian

@ryan Roehl, I could have named ford lightning(no longer production), Chevy 454ss(no longer production), Ram SRR-10(dont think it production any more).... But I wasn't being very specific. If you want to get really down to it, I'm betting my GMC Cyclone would smoke you out of the box.... I've forgotten what my post said exactly, but I doubt you bought your truck in lieu of a corvette, viper, or cobra.... Just a guess that you bought the truck for utility as much as, or more, than speed....

Gregory Boris
Gregory Boris

My dd is a 98.5 2500 with the 3500 springs. I wouldnt say its the best ride especially with bad shocks but I got to say that its not much worse then my moms 2010 dakota. Mainly the rear axle is a lot bouncier.

Caleb Fields
Caleb Fields

John Chomiak they didn't. The 5.9 and 6.7 are still available. This goes in half tons, the Dakota

Kevin Maze
Kevin Maze

Great for you truck drivers that only haul groceries.

Todd Loitz
Todd Loitz

I have a 05 ram 1500 quad 4x4 chip engine and cat back exhaust and it goes like a race car and in8 yrs I have only done plugs and o2 sensers and oil changes and filters I lovey truck

Lonie Brown
Lonie Brown

Chrysler and faits love child.. thiers a significant more money at play for bragging rights over Def, emissions choked diesel vers a gasoline engine.

David Garza
David Garza

Jeremy, I think you're confused. It's like this: gas engines run hotter, burn less efficient, and don't produce the same torque needed to tow effectively. Meanwhile, diesel engines rev under 3200 RPM (limited to the Ford Powerstroke rev limit) and have high amounts of torque in smaller engines as illustrated above. They also run much more efficiently and don't need spark plugs (not too much of a pro, but I'll list it). They have cooler run temps and are known for lasting hundreds of thousands of miles. So no, gas engines don't really compare to turbo diesels.

Ryan Roehl
Ryan Roehl

Yes a truck is heavier than a car but its called power to weight ratio. Not even chevys beloved new camero ss couldnt keep up with my lightning nor the srt 300 and grand cherokee and I wasnt even pushing 500hp. The only thing I dont like about fords performance trucks is the auto trans which is why im going to swap out the 4spd auto to a 6spd shelby trans and rip up some pavement

Ryan Roehl
Ryan Roehl

Jim Leary I disagree with your comment about people being idiots for buying a truck for speed! You can make trucks go just as fast as muscle cars and even some sports cars. Todd Barbian my harley davidson f150 smokes srt's and ss's all day. Even my svt lightning before my harley smoked stage 3 sti's which is a car if you dont already know that jim. seems to me like we have different opinions about whos an idiot. TO EACH HIS OWN everyone has their own opinion and we are all entitied to it. All car brands have their issues they all break down.

David Bush
David Bush

Designed for fuel economy and utility. Everything has its purpose.

Dusty Jordan
Dusty Jordan

I can't wait for em to hit the dealers . I've read a lot about em and have plans to buy one.

Steven M Rondeau
Steven M Rondeau

Its an everyday driver truck not your typical work truck where towing and payload are the major factors for your purchase. I think it is a smart choice for the weekend warrior

Todd Barbian
Todd Barbian

If you're buying a truck for speed, minus the Ram SR/T, you're a dumbass.... 420ft/lbs out of a 6cyl diesel is pretty frigging good. For the guy who hauls a boat, motorcycle, or does the occasional large home project (tile floors, wood floors) this truck will KILL any gas powered truck out there without beating you to death on a day to day basis. Try cruising around town in a 3/4ton truck and tell me how enjoyable the ride is....

Robert Paxton
Robert Paxton

420 pounds of torque is "no power"? That's more than either hemi, the 5.7 or the new Ram spec 6.4, and has a much broader and more accessible torque curve. Meaning that you don't have to rev the piss out of this motor to get some grunt out of it.

Robert Paxton
Robert Paxton

Ton-miles, but yes you are right. My father works for Union Pacific here in California, it's roughly 400 ton-miles per gallon. Meaning it can move 400 tons of freight about a mike on a gallon of diesel #1, "Red Diesel". Not Diesel #2, "clear diesel" or ULSD. The switch for rail and cargo ships to ULSD is coming but I don't think it will be in effect until about 2015.

Eric Carroll
Eric Carroll

Looks like it's going to have def. no reason to even bother putting it in

Robert Paxton
Robert Paxton

"Reader's letters" only one of them. Seriously, why post this if it only contains 1 question that is being answered? This post would have been better off just asking for the fans input on Facebook. Most of us (I would assume) who know anything about the forth coming ram diesel, or the jeep that is already available, know that it is not a cummins.

Michael Herr
Michael Herr

Americans waste the worlds resources just for fun, most of the people dont need a truck or a big size motor, just eat healthy things reduce your fat asses to fit in a smaller car

Evan Watty
Evan Watty

Automakers do the bare minimum to meet government regulations. Diesel is the future though. I like the new BMW Diesel engines.

Matthew Mello
Matthew Mello

@jeremy, trains don't get 300 miles per gallon. I am an engineer meaning i operate trains. It can move a ton of freight up to 300 miles. But not on my territory with all the grades.

Matthew Mello
Matthew Mello

I love all the naysayers that have not seen or driven one. Why don't you keep your negativity to yourself.

Jeff Curtis
Jeff Curtis

still say they should have went with the 4.2 v6 or the 5.6 v8 Cummins

Jeremy Grady
Jeremy Grady

Kyle McCormick the technology exists to make our beloved gasoline powered vehicles highly efficient. They can make a train engine that gets well over 300 miles per gallon. Why can't they make a badass truck that gets 100+?

Kyle McCormick
Kyle McCormick

About time America gets smart, everywhere else seems to understand that small turbo charge diesels are very fuel efficient! Don't get me wrong i like high horsepower gas engines just as much as the next gearhead but something tells me there won't be a huge future for those types of engines for to much longer.

Drew Fagan
Drew Fagan

Almost hitting 30mpg with these..amazing

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